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How to Warm Up Your Home for the Holidays

Category: Heating Repair Minneapolis

heating repair minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainsThere’s no place like home for the holidays! Will you be having loved ones over to celebrate? These tips will help you keep your home warm and cozy when family and friends come to visit.

Home Heating Tips:

  • Seal Your Windows & Doors – Make sure that your windows and doors are sealed up tight. You don’t want the cold winter air to leak into your home, causing an uncomfortable draft.
  • Switch to a Programmable Thermostat – Programmable thermostats make it possible for you to adjust your temperature to meet your needs throughout the day. This means that you can keep your home warm and cozy while you’re there, and save money while you’re away at work.
  • Turn Down the Thermostat When Cooking – Cooking a hot holiday meal? Turn down your thermostat while you’re cooking. The stove (and your guests) will give off some extra heat.
  • Change Your Air Filters – A dirty air filter means that your system will need to work harder to keep your home warm. Change your air filters to make sure that everything is running smoothly.
  • Schedule a Tune-Up – Regular heating maintenance will help ensure that your systems is running efficiently all winter long. Schedule a tune-up to heat your home for less — and prevent future breakdowns.

If you run into any home heating problems this holiday season, give our office a call! Our professional technicians will help you keep your home warm for less this winter. Learn more about the HVAC services that we offer to Twin Cities residents on our website.

Contact our experts at:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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heating repair minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainThe temperatures are starting to drop and for many homeowners here in the Twin Cities, that means that gas bills are starting to rise. Here are a few tips to help you stay warm for less this winter.

Tips to Lower Your Gas Bill:

  • Install a Programmable Thermostat – A programmable thermostat will allow you to change the temperature in your home when you’re not home. Save on home heating when you’re at work – while still keeping your home warm and cozy when you’re not.
  • Seal Windows and Doors – Winterize your home by sealing any air leaks around your windows and doors with caulk, spray foam or weather stripping. This will keep the cold winter air outdoors, and the warm heated air from escaping.
  • Change Your Air FiltersDirty air filters can keep air from flowing effectively through your home. Changing or cleaning your air filters will keep your heating system from overworking (and wasting money).
  • Add InsulationInsulation can account for a lot of home heat loss. Make sure that your exterior walls and attic are well insulated for the winter months.

If you run into any problems with your home heating system or you are due for  preventative maintenance, don’t hesitate to give our professional technicians a call! We are here to help your family stay warm for less this winter. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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plumber minnetonka mn | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & DrainIs your home ready for the cold winter nights to come? With a little annual maintenance, your home will be ready to endure the new season. This winter maintenance checklist will ensure the basics are covered!

Winter Maintenance Checklist:

  • Clean Your Gutters – Clogged gutters can cause water to build, freeze and expand on cold nights. After the leaves around your home have fallen, clean out your gutters to prevent damage and flooding during the winter.
  • Schedule Furnace Service – It’s time to schedule your annual furnace maintenance! This will ensure that your heating system is running smoothly and efficiently (and that you’re not wasting money on your energy bills).
  • Seal Your Windows & Doors – Make sure that all the cracks and gaps around your windows and doors are sealed for the winter. This will ensure that you don’t end up with a high heating bill.
  • Drain and Turn Off Your Sprinklers – You will want to drain your irrigation system for the winter. Leaving water in plumbing pipes can cause leaks and burst pipes!
  • Store Garden Hoses – Now that the temperatures have dropped, you’ll want to disconnect your outdoor garden hoses. Leaving the hose attached over the winter months can cause the plumbing to your garden hose to freeze, expand and crack the pipes. Shut off any water supply valves leading to your outdoor faucets to prevent leaks next spring.

If you run into any problems with your home heating, plumbing or drains, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our professional technicians are here to help things run smoothly year round. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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furnace repair minnetonka mn | Dean's Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & DrainsThe nights are starting to get colder – is your heating system in good shape? Here in Minnesota, a safe, comfortable and efficient home heating system is essential. These are a few questions you’ll want to ask yourself this winter.

Home Heating Assessment:

How old is my heating system?

Heating systems that are over 14-20 years old may need to be replaced. After a certain age, your heating system is more likely to break down and will not work as efficiently as newer, energy-efficient models.

Is Your Fuel Bill High?

A high heating bill can be a sign that you need to replace your heating system. Over time, your heating system won’t be as energy-efficient.

Is your home unevenly heated?

Is your bedroom warmer than your living room? An unevenly heated home is a sign of an inefficient heating system.

Have you repaired your heating equipment in the last three years?

If your heating system is prone to breakdowns, it may be more cost-effective to replace the system than to continue to schedule heating repairs.

When was your last heating system maintenance checkup?

Your heating system should be checked once a year to ensure that it is working efficiently! Regular maintenance will help prevent breakdowns and keep your system running longer.

Is your furnace noisy?

If your furnace is making weird noises, there might be something wrong with it. It’s best to schedule a service visit to determine the root cause behind your noisy furnace issue.

If it’s time to have your heating system looked at, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We offer a variety of home heating services, from furnace installation to furnace repair and maintenance. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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heating repair minneapolisSoon, we’ll be turning on our heating systems for the cool months ahead. Is your system prepped for the winter? If you turn up the heat and find that your heating system is making strange popping and clicking noises, here are a few possible reasons why your HVAC is extra noisy this year.

Noisy Heating System Causes:

  • Air Bubbles – When air bubbles are trapped in your heating system, they can expand and contract, causing clicking noises to come from your heating system. Fortunately, this is a simple fix. You will need to “bleed” your radiator to release the air bubbles.
  • ExpansionWhen cold pipes heat up, they expand and move. As the pipes move, they might make a popping sound, especially if they are pressed up against anything hard in the home.
  • LimescaleHomes that have hard water might notice that limescale is building up inside of their boiler. This is a more serious home heating problem, as limescale buildup can reduce the lifespan of your home heating system. Give us a call if you have limescale buildup in your boiler!

If you have any questions about your home heating system or you run into any repair problems this season, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain. We are here to help keep you and your family warm all season long.  You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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plumber maple grove mn | plumber minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainStarting to feel a chill in the air? Cold weather will be here before you know it. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to start prepping their home plumbing systems for the cool fall and winter months ahead. Here are a few projects you’ll want to add to your cold weather prep checklist.

Cold Weather Plumbing Prep:

  • Protect Your Pipes – On cold nights, exposed pipes in your home are at risk of freezing. Before the cold months ahead, take the time to insulate your plumbing to prevent freezing.
  • Fix Leaks – Do you have any leaky faucets in your home? Not only is this a waste of water, you’ll want to fix these leaks to prevent water from freezing on cold winter days.
  • Drain Your Water Heater – Did you know that you should drain your water heater once a year to help keep it running efficiently? Do this before the winter starts so that your water heater works efficiently all winter long.
  • Disconnect Your Garden Hoses – The days of watering your garden are nearly over. Disconnect your garden hoses and turn off your outdoor plumbing for the winter months. You don’t want water to freeze, expand, and crack your hose bib.

Ready to schedule your heating tune-up? Have a question about your home heating system? Our expert technicians are here to help you with all of your home heating needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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furnace repair maple grove mn | furnace repair minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainStarting to feel that fall chill in the air? Cold nights are right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how to prep your heating system.  Here are a few reasons why you should schedule your heating tune-up now.

Why Schedule a Heating Tune-Up:

  • Health – Your family’s health is our number one priority. By scheduling a heating tune-up, we can remove dust, allergens, and pollen, keeping your home safe and family healthy.
  • Prevention – Heating tune-ups make sure that your heating system is working properly. If we notice any problems, we can address them early on (before you’re left without heat on a cold day).
  • Savings – Your heating tune-up also makes sure that your furnace is operating at peak economic efficiency. You’ll save money on your home heating bill at the end of the month.
  • Tax Incentives – Tax incentives from the federal government for energy efficient home improvements can help you get money back on your tax return. Update your furnace with a qualifying energy efficient model this year so that you receive savings come April.

Ready to schedule your heating tune-up? Have a question about your home heating system? Our expert technicians are here to help you with all of your home heating needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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furnace repair maple grove mn | heating repair maple grove mn | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainSuffering from seasonal fall allergies? You’re not alone. The change in weather leaves many of us in the twin cities feeling under the weather. Here are a few ways to help you ease seasonal allergies at home.

Tips to Ease Seasonal Allergies:

  • Change Your Air Filters – Your air conditioning system has been working hard all summer, but now that it’s fall, it’s time to change your air filters. Over time, air filters become filled with dust and dirt. Changing your air filters will help you keep these allergens out of your home.
  • Keep the Windows Closed – Think twice about opening your windows to let the fresh fall air inside. If you’re allergy-prone, you will also let in potential allergy triggers.
  • Vacuum Your Carpets – Dirt, dust, and pet dander can cling to the carpets in your home. Take the time to vacuum your carpets this weekend to help ease allergies at home.
  • Turn On Your Exhaust Fan – After a hot shower, turn on your exhaust fan. This will help prevent mold and mildew from growing in your bathroom.

If you have any questions about how to improve the air quality in your home this fall, give our professionals a call! We can help you with all of your home cooling and heating needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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heating repair minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air and drainHello, Autumn! Are you excited for cool nights, changing leaves and pumpkin everything? As we get ready to embrace the new season, here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.

7 Ways to Welcome Fall:

  • Change Your Air Filters – Over the course of the summer, your air filters can become clogged with dirt and dust. Change your air filters at the start of the season to keep things flowing freely through your ducts.
  • Open Up Your Windows – The cool fall air is the perfect opportunity to cut back on your monthly utility bills and take advantage of the natural weather.
  • Install a Programmable Thermostat – If you don’t have one installed already, consider investing in a programmable thermostat. As we move into the winter months, a programmable thermostat will help keep your home a comfortable temperature, while helping you save money when you’re not home.
  • Clear Your Gutters – When the leaves start to fall, they can block your gutters and keep rainwater from draining away from your home. Prevent water damage this fall by keeping your gutters clear.
  • Seal Windows and Doors – Windows and doors are two of the biggest sources of energy loss in the home. Take the time to seal up your windows and doors before the winter comes.
  • Add Insulation – Make sure that your attic, basement and exterior walls are well insulated. This will help you save money and keep your home comfortable when the nights get cooler.
  • Schedule a Preventative Tune-Up – The best way to keeping your plumbing and HVAC systems running smoothly through the new season is by scheduling a preventative maintenance tune-up that will help catch problems early on, while keeping your system running efficiently.

If you have any questions about your home plumbing, heating, air or drain this fall, don’t hesitate to give our professional technicians a call. We are here to help you with all of your plumbing, heating and cooling needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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As of Thursday, March 26, 2020, Dean’s Home Services is OPEN to service customers with their plumbing, heating, air, electric, sewer, drain and duct cleaning needs.

Dean’s Home Services is taking every precaution to keep our employees and our customers safe through these uncertain times. We are training on best practices to keep everyone safe and healthy. If you have any immediate services needs or any questions about how Dean’s Home Services can help you and your family over the next few weeks, please call/email/text us right away. We are here for you!